UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

ELECTRICIAN

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8834 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

DEFINITION

Perform journey-level electrical work.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions allocated to this class are distinguished by the responsibility to perform journey - level electrical work in the maintenance, repair, and construction of institution facilities on 750 volt system, or less.

TYPICAL WORK

Alter, maintain, repair or install wiring, cables, switches, controls, fuse boxes, breaker panels, instrument panels, distribution panels, buzzer and bell circuits, power circuits and communications circuits; may construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications;

Modify, adjust, maintain, repair or install electric motors, electrical equipment, instruments such as pumps, clocks, lamps, stoves, electrical meters, timers, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators, power tools and motors;

Rewind coils and armatures; refinish commutators; replace and reseed brushes; replace work out bearings and other motor and generator parts;

Inspect electrical systems, communications systems and equipment to detect and correct faulty components or parts;

Inspect and maintain high voltage power transmission systems including wires, poles, transformers carrying 750 voltage, or less;

Perform alterations, adjustment, modification, repair and installation of electrical equipment systems;

Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs;

Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies;

May lead and instruct helpers as required;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an electrician; OR full journey status as an electrician in a union; OR four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Examination Requirements:

The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's training and experience as an electrician or electrician's helper; knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of the electrician trades and standard safety precautions; ability to work form blueprints, plans and sketches to estimate material and time required for job completion; and ability to maintain hand and power tools required to the trade.

New Class: 1-3-73
Title Change: 5-17-73
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05